Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way onto the stage. Mandy tells Paige that she hates to break it to her because she will be disappointed on Sunday. The talent outside the ring is superior to the talent in the ring.
The women in the ring go to the floor and we have a brawl.
Match Number Four: Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Billie Kay, and Peyton Royce versus Asuka, Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Lana, and Becky Lynch
Sonya and Naomi start things off and Sonya with a kick. Naomi with a head scissors and Lana tags in. Lana with a running elbow into the corner followed by a kick and neck breaker. Lana gets a near fall. Lana with a front face lock and Sonya runs her into the corner. Carmella tags in and kicks Lana. Carmella moonwalks and misses a bronco buster. Lana kicks Carmella away and Becky tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a drop kick. Becky with a back heel kick and uppercut followed by a clothesline. Becky with an exploder and she gets a near fall.
Becky kicks Sonya when she tries to interfere. Peyton tags in and she hits a spinning heel kick after Becky deals with Billie on the apron. Billie tags in and they hit a series of double kicks and Billie gets a near fall. Sonya tags in and he punches Becky.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Billie kicks Becky. Peyton tags in and kicks Becky. Sonya tags in and Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Sonya with a spear for a near fall. Billie tags in and applies a cravate. Billie sends Becky to the mat and returns to the cravate. Becky gets to her feet and she punches Billie but Billie with a knee. Billie taunts Becky but Becky escapes a slam and hits an enzuigiri. Charlotte and Peyton tag in and Charlotte with a clothesline and she knocks everyone off the apron. Charlotte with chops and she struts. Charlotte kicks Billie and hits a fallaway slam.
Peyton with a kick to Charlotte but Charlotte with a spear. Charlotte goes up top and she kicks Carmella off the apron. That delay allows Peyton to get her knees up. Sonya tags in and then she tags in Mandy. Mandy with a kick and Sonya with a sliding kick. Charlotte avoids a double suplex and she tags in Asuka who hits a missile drop kick on Mandy. Mandy blocks a German suplex and Mandy with an elbow. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and it is broken up. Everyone gets in the ring and Carmella tags in. Asuka with a hip attack and then she sends Mandy to the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a moonsault on Billie and Peyton. Sonya and Mandy send Becky into the ringside barrier. Naomi with a splash onto Sonya on the floor. Asuka with a round kick to Mandy but Carmella with a thrust kick to Asuka and Lana makes the save.
Carmella sends Lana to the floor. Asuka misses a round kick but she applies the Asuka Lock and Carmella taps out.
Winners: Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Lana
After the match, Becky, Charlotte, Naomi, and Lana surround Asuka as they look up to the briefcase.
Before Asuka can say or do anything after posing in the ring, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way to the stage.
Mandy says Carmella didn’t have to go through all of that, she could have asked her. Asuka is a shell of herself. Asuka did beat her and she is dangerous, but Mandy says she was a second away from beating Asuka. Mandy says she knows she can beat Asuka tonight.
Sonya says that Mandy did what she was supposed to do, she left just enough of Asuka for her. Tonight, it is her turn. Carmella says it is Sonya’s turn but who will Asuka face tonight? Before Asuka can choose her opponent, Paige makes her way to the stage.
Paige says no one speaks for her. As far as she remembers, she makes the matches around here. Asuka has unfinished business with both ladies so Asuka gets to choose. Asuka takes the mic and she wants both. Paige makes the match official.
Match Number One: Asuka versus Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose
Sonya starts things off for her team. Sonya has a kick blocked and Asuka with a kick to the leg. They lock up and Mandy makes the tag. Mandy with a kick and Asuka escapes trouble. Sonya tags back in. They lock up and Asuka with an arm bar and wrist lock. Sonya with a reversal and Asuka with a reversal. Sonya with a take down and she goes for a knee bar but Asuka gets to the ropes. Asuka with a single leg take down. Sonya with a hip toss but she misses the sliding knee and Asuka with a drop kick. Sonya with a forearm.
Sonya with punches to the midsection and then Mandy tags in and kicks Asuka. Sonya tags back in and she sends Asuka into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders until Mandy comes in and connects with shoulders and punches. Mandy with a reverse chin lock. Mandy gets a near fall and returns to the reverse chin lock. Mandy with a shoulder tackle but Asuka stays on her feet. Asuka with a running hip attack. Asuka with a running hip strike into the corner and then she goes up top and hits a missile drop kick.
Carmella gets up from the announce table and she distracts Asuka as Sonya tags in and hits Asuka from behind.
Sonya with a snap mare and body scissors. Sonya with a reverse chin lock. Asuka bridges back to get a near fall. Sonya with a spinebuster for a near fall. Mandy tags in and she chokes Asuka. Mandy punches Asuka and then applies a modified abdominal stretch with a chin lock. Asuka with punches and Mandy blocks a kick and hits a reverse suplex for a near fall. Mandy chokes Asuka in the ropes. Sonya tags in and she kicks Asuka.
Mandy tags back in and she sets for the butterfly suplex but Asuka blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Asuka knocks Sonya off the apron and she connects with a running kick to Mandy. Both women are down in the ring. Asuka with forearms and Mandy fires back. Mandy misses a clothesline and Asuka with a drop kick. Asuka blocks a kick and hits a German suplex. Mandy with an elbow and Sonya makes the tag. Asuka kicks Mandy and then she hits the pop up knee followed by a hip attack for a near fall that is broken up by Mandy.
Mandy is sent to the floor and Sonya with a rollup for a naer fall. Sonya and Asuka have kicks blocked and then both with round kicks and both are down. Asuka with a round kick to Sonya but Sonya with a spear for a near fall. Sonya with knees to Asuka. Asuka catches Sonya on a Superman punch attempt. Asuka with the Asuka Lock and body scissors. Sonya taps out.
After the match, Carmella goes into the ring and she shows Asuka her title belt. Mandy tries to attack Asuka but Asuka with a spinning back fist. Carmella hits Asuka from behind with the title belt and then Carmella hits a thrust kick.
Asuka def. Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose faced The Empress Asuka this week on Smackdown Live with an impressive showing. Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella was on commentary.
Mandy made her entrance with some new stage graphics, and a unique custom nameplate. During Asuka’s entrance, she was blindsided by Sonya Deville, Mandy was taunting Asuka, and telling her to get into the ring. Asuka looking beaten up, argued with the referee telling him she was able to compete.
The bell rings and Mandy picks up Asuka and places her in the corner, and Asuka meets a flurry of forearm smashes, followed by a flurry of kicks to the midsection. Asuka attempts to retaliate, but Rose is able to get the upper hand and shuts Asuka’s attempt down. Mandy grabs Asuka by the hair and brings her to the middle of the ring, where The Empress then begins fighting out of Rose’s grasp, kicking Mandy a few times before attempting one last one, where Mandy is able to catch her and deliver a powerful inverted exploder suplex. Mandy goes for the cover and gets a two count. Rose then locks Asuka in a cross armed crossface, with her knee in the back of Asuka. Asuka starts to fight out of it, but Rose gives Asuka a knee to the mid section, before whipping her into the corner. As the Empress bumps off the turnbuckle pad, she’s met with a dropkick from Mandy. Mandy then does her seductive crawl, laughing at Asuka before she gets up, and delivers her signature Bicyle Knee strike, attempts to put away the Empress, and achieves a two count. Rose taunts the audience,before the match cuts to commercial.
After returning from commercial, Asuka has Rose in her grip, the competitors start to exchange forearm blows, and Asuka gets the better of Mandy and delivers the Empress Combination of kicks and strikes, before she delivers a devastating knee strike to Mandy’s skull, followed by a slap, and then Asuka’s signature sliding kick. Rose attempts to get herself back to her feet in the corner, but is quickly regretting that decision as Asuka attacks her with a corner hip attack. Asuka then climbs the turnbuckle, and meets Mandy with a missile dropkick. Asuka goes to cover Rose and achieves a two count. Asuka, trying to get some more momentum behind her goes for a hip attack to Rose, who is leaning against the ropes, Rose evades it and Asuka gets stuck in the ropes, where Mandy is able to take advantage and takes Asuka down with a clothesline in the middle of the ring, she then sets the Empress for her wheelbarrow face buster, but Asuka is able to roll up Mandy and achieve a two count, as Mandy kicks out, she lands in front of Asuka, and Asuka sets up for the Asuka lock, where Rose has to submit.
Becky Lynch def. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to qualify for the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match.
Becky Lynch, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville do battle to fight for one of the few remaining spots in the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match. The match begins with Lynch looking strong, a strike to both Deville & Rose and then tosses Mandy out of the ring. After an impressive showing, Mandy is back in the ring and she helps out her friend Sonya Deville, as she’s being weakened down by Lynch. The two deliver an aggressive beat down to Becky. She attempts to retaliate, but Mandy is able to deliver an impressive looking slam, followed by a knee to the midsection from Deville. Mandy and Sonya stand tall, before Mandy betrays Deville, with a roll up attempt that achieves a one count. The two argue before the match cuts to commercial.
After returning from commercial, Sonya is standing strong, both Mandy & Becky are down. The camera focuses on Sonya’s face portraying an intimidating expression, staring down at Rose. Rose rolls out of the ring while Deville and Lynch begin wrestling back and fourth until an impressive top rope knee strike from Deville, she attempts to pin Becky, but Mandy is back in the ring and able to remove Deville from the equation by tossing her out of the ring, Rose attempts to steal the pinfall from Deville’s offence but is only able to achieve a two count. Mandy gets up with Becky and attempts to deliver a suplex, but Becky is able to turn it into a cradle pin, and lands a one count. Rose attempts her signature bicycle knee strike, but Becky has the wherewithal to dodge it, and she catches Mandy by the arm, attempts her finishing move the Dis-Arm-Her, but Mandy is able to keep Becky on her feet long enough to place Becky in the corner turnbuckle before delivering a face smash into the pad. With Lynch dazed, The Golden Goddess is able to set up her finishing move, Bed of Roses. She goes to cover Becky, but Sonya is back in the ring and pulls Mandy away, before attempting to steal Mandy’s pinfall, similar to what Mandy attempted earlier in the match. She achieves a two count, then removes Mandy from the ring. Sonya and Becky begin fighting back and fourth again. Deville goes for a top rope suplex, before Mandy interrupts and catches Deville on her shoulders. Sonya attempts to break out by delivering strikes to Mandy’s skull. Lynch jumps off the top rope and kicks Mandy in the midsectio, and the three women are grounded. Lynch takes the opportunity and attempts to pin Mandy, and Mandy kicks out at two. The two, clearly groggy and tired begin trading back and forth forearms. Rose is able to get the upper hand and once again goes for her Bed of Roses finishing move. In the air, Lynch is able to bring herself back down to the ground, and then attempts to lock Rose in the Dis-Arm-Her, before Deville is able to break it up with a kick to Lynch’s chest. She then kicks Rose in the chest, and she rolls under the rope, then delivers a knee strike to Becky Lynch, pins her, and achieves a two count. Sonya then attempts to suplex Becky, but Becky is able to reverse it and try her own, but Deville lands on her feet. Out of nowhere, Mandy is able to come back with her signature bicycle knee, she aims for Becky but Lynch moves out of the way, and Mandy catches Sonya with the knee.
Lynch attempts to take advantage by rolling up Mandy, but Mandy is able to reverse it and roll Lynch up herself, she achieves a two count before Becky is able to reverse out and locks Rose in the Dis-Arm-Her, Mandy tries her hardest to get herself to the ropes, but she’s unsucessful and gives in, resulting in a tap out.
Becky Lynch advances to the Money In The Bank ladder match, but what could this mean for best friends Mandy & Sonya?
Mandy Rose def. Becky Lynch
This week we finally got to see Mandy Rose make her Smackdown Live In-ring debut, and what a debut it was from The Golden Goddess!
The match began with Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville having a conversation in the gorilla position. Mandy tells Deville ” Paige was right, it’s time for us to stand on our own two feet” just as she’s about to exit to the stage, Smackdown Live General Manager Paige pulls them aside, she asks Sonya “You’re not about to go out there with her, are you?” Sonya nods, and Paige exclaims “Absolution is dead” just like she said last week.
Rose & Deville retaliate, telling Paige “We heard you last week” “You can desert us for this new office job, but we promised we will never abandon eachother. Paige then informs the two that Sonya is barred from ringside.. the two retaliate and Mandy tells Sonya to just come on out anyway.
The screen cuts back to Becky in the ring, and the fun begins. We hear a seductive “Mandy” whispered through the arena. The stage is filled with vibrant orange graphics that read “Mandy Rose”. Mandy’s new theme song begins, and she emerges from the minitron.. alone. The sides of the screen then begin to blur, and all the focus is all on Mandy Rose. Her entrance is quite unique, she takes a step, stops, poses, and takes another step, she repeated this until she gets to walk-way of the stage. She then walks towards the apron, and does her signature apron pose we’ve seen before.
The match begins. Mandy quickly applies a waist lock to Becky and Becky throws Mandy off with a hip toss, followed by a takedown. Rose rolls out of the ring to regroup, as soon as she gets back in Lynch attempts to apply her signature submission, Dis-Arm-Her, but an attempt is all she achieved. She was met by a strong forearm smash from Mandy, before she places Lynch in the corner. “Who do you think you are, huh?!” Mandy says to Becky before she delivers kicks to the mid section of Becky while she’s trapped in the corner.
Mandy then whips the lass kicker into the opposite corner, and delivers an impressive running dropkick. Mandy then crawls back in the seductive way she does, before Becky meets Mandy’s signature bicycle knee strike. Rose attempts a pinfall and Lynch kicks out at the count of two. Frustrated, Mandy applies an aggressive chin lock to Becky while both are grounded. Lynch begins fighting out of the hold, but she is quickly sent back down the mat via a hair-pull mat slam. With Becky dazed, Mandy starts taunting her “What’ve you got Becky, huh?” and then an unsuspecting Lynch meets an aggressive fist from Rose. The two begin exchanging right hands, and Becky begins retaliating, ending the series with an uppercut. In retaliation, Mandy attempts to deliver a forearm smash to Becky, but Lynch is able to get the upper hand and for a second time attempts to apply the Dis-Arm-Her, but Mandy is able to crawl to the bottom rope just in time. All isn’t safe for Mandy however, as Lynch catches Mandy off guard with a Bexploder, followed by a forearm strike to a cornered Rose. She then attempts her signature cornered kick, but Mandy is able to catch Becky’s leg in the air and denies any offence from The Lass Kicker, Rose shoves Becky’s leg down and catches her on the rope and rolls up Becky for the pinfall victory. Becky looks extremely upset in the ring, but Mandy is busy celebrating on the stage, before she walks backstage.
The rest of the Smackdown Women’s division should be paying attention to Mandy, the future is most definitely Golden..